9th Annual Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k

Sat October 14, 2023 Durham, NC 27713 US Directions


Registration is NOW OPEN!

Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k - Individual (Open)

8:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT T-Shirt sizes not guaranteed after 9/15/2023!
Open to ages 6 - 99.
Registration is NOW OPEN!

Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k - Ostomate

8:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT T-Shirt sizes not guaranteed after 9/15/2023!
Open to ages 6 - 99.
Registration is NOW OPEN!

Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k - Kids 50 Meter Dash (ages 2 - 8)

9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT T-Shirt sizes not guaranteed after 9/15/2023!

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.ostomy.org/5k.


American Tobacco Trail
8160 Renaissance Parkway
Durham, NC US 27713


The 9th Annual Run For Resilience Ostomy 5k Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2023 on the scenic American Tobacco Trail in Durham, NC.  The start/finish line will be held on the grassy knoll area in front of Haverty's Furniture at 8160 Renaissance Parkway Durham, NC.  The race will take you from the start/finish area on to the American Tobacco Trail north, crossing over I-40 with the turn around near the Crooked Creek Trailhead on the ATT.  This is an out and back course that is certified by the USATF.  There is a gradual hill at the beginning and then mostly flat running with a downhill portion near the end.  This is a family friendly event with DJ, kids dash, kids activities, and a fantastic silent auction with local sports tickets and memorabilia, restaurant gift cards, crafts, gift baskets, etc.

All proceeds will benefit the United Ostomy Association of America (UOAA) a 501 3(c) non-profit charity that helps patients living with an ostomy or continent diversion through support, education and advocacy. For more information regarding ostomies visit UOAA's website at www.ostomy.org.



7:00 a.m. Registration/Packet Pick-up

8:00 a.m. 5K Run/Walk

9:00 a.m. Kids 50 Meter Dash (Ages 2 - 8)

9:15 a.m. Awards Ceremony



Take advantage of the 'Early Bird' Registration Fee of $32.50/$20.00 for the Kid's 50-Meter Dash which includes a unisex adult or youth size T-Shirt and Bib. You'll also be guaranteed the T-Shirt size you order. After September 15th the Registration Fee will increase by $5.00 and T-Shirt sizes are no longer guaranteed. 



This 5k Fun Run and Kids 50-Meter Dash will be held on the AMERICAN TOBACCO TRAIL located at 8160 RENAISSANCE PARKWAY, DURHAM, NC. 

The exact route map will be included in your registration packets. 



Packet Pick-up will be on Friday, October 13th from 5pm until 7pm at the event tents at the race site and on October 14th at the race site on race day.

Please note the Registration Fee to register during the packet-pick-up time above is $35.00 for Adults and $22.50 for the Kids 50-Meter Dash.



Prizes will be awarded to the top Male and top Female Overall Finishers, top M/F in each age group, as well as to the top Male and Female Ostomates.

Age Categories:  











Race registration bags will have typical race/sponsor promotional items, ostomy education materials, and most importantly an ostomy pouch provided by one or more of our sponsors. We encourage non-ostomate participants to put on a pouch for the race to improve awareness and empathy for the challenges faced by people living with ostomies.



Once you’ve registered you have the option to CREATE a new RACE GROUP/TEAM or to JOIN one that’s already been established. This is a great way to get others in your community to Register to Participate in the Run and compete against each other. Invite family, friends, co-workers to Register, pick to be on your Race Group/Team (or start their own), order their T-Shirt & Bib and celebrate the day with you! (Please note this is NOT a Team Fundraiser. To set up a Personal or Team Fundraiser, please go to the DONATE button.)


NEW! Raise $125 or more and your Registration Fee will be refunded!

Fundraising is an important aspect of our Run for Resilience Ostomy 5K. Funds raised help UOAA continue to provide resources, educational materials, advocacy and support to the ostomy and continent diversion community.

We invite you to set up your own Personal or Team Fundraiser when registering to participate in the event, or through our DONATE button at the top of this page. You can create a unique Fundraiser Name and URL address, personalize your fundraising message, and direct your friends and family to your page to join your team or sponsor you in your fundraising goal.



Fundraising Level - Empower: $200+ in fundraising individually or as a Team Captain. 
♦Fundraising award: The Kobuck Convertible Sling with the Run for Resilience logo. This custom sling pack can be worn crossbody or around the waist making it the perfect go anywhere bag. 
Fundraising Level - Champion: $400+ in fundraising individually or as a Team Captain
♦Fundraising award: The Crossland Fleece Picnic Blanket embroidered with the Run for Resilience logo. The picnic blanket is fleece with a water-resistant backing. This blanket folds up and has a strap and pocket for easy transportation. 

The Champion level fundraisers will also receive the Empower level fundraising award. 

We have some very special additional prizes to recognize the TOP OVERALL fundraisers for the 2023 Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k series across all of the events, in-person and virtual! 




If you are interested in sponsoring the race, please contact us at Ostomy5kdurham@gmail.com



United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports, empowers and advocates for the estimated 725,000 to 1 Million people who are living with an ostomy or continent diversion across the country. Your generous donation helps us to raise awareness of this life-saving surgery and to continue our mission of promoting their quality of life through information, support, advocacy and collaboration. To make a Donation or start a Fundraising Team, please click on the "DONATE" Button at the top of this page.


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